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Understanding radiation

Sep 5, 2019 ...Understanding radiation Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through material or space. Every day, Canadians come in contact with radiation in both their living and work environments. Contributors Health Canada Services and information About radiation Sources of radiation, ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation, types of radiation

Personal stereo systems and the risk of hearing loss

Sep 3, 2019 ... are linked to hearing loss Protect your hearing Other safety concerns Know the early signs of hearing loss Health Canada's tests on personal stereo systems Health Canada's role How sound levels and listening times are linked to hearing loss Scientists measure the levels of different sounds with a unit called the A-weighted decibel (dBA). Sounds with levels below 70

Radiofrequency fields

Sep 3, 2019 ... wireless devices cannot break chemical bonds in your body. More information Smart Meters Safety Code 6 Cell phones and cell phone towers

Radiological and nuclear emergencies

Sep 3, 2019 ... exercises, nuclear emergency preparedness and response. Radiation measurement Fixed Point Surveillance Network (FPS), Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network (CRMN), Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Monitoring Network, European Radiological Data Exchange Platform (EURDEP). Contributors Health Canada Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

International Atomic Energy Agency Emergency Preparedness Review Mission to Canada in June 2019

Sep 5, 2019 ... for nuclear and radiological emergencies based on the IAEA safety standards and international best practices. It also identified opportunities to increase Canada’s ability to protect public health and safety. After completing the EPREV Review Mission, the IAEA published a press release commending Canadian best practices. The IAEA undertakes EPREV peer-reviewed

Electric and magnetic fields at extremely low frequencies

Sep 3, 2019 ...) and to characterize any associated health risks to humans. More information: Power lines and electrical appliances

Radon: Health effects

Sep 3, 2019 ...Radon: Health effects About radon Health effects Testing your home Reducing levels in your home Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Exposure to high levels of radon in indoor air results in an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The risk of cancer depends on the level of radon and how long a person is exposed to those levels. Exposure

Health effects of radiation

Sep 3, 2019 ... radiation syndrome. Chronic exposure to radiation at lower doses over a long period of time (years as opposed to seconds) can have long-term health effects. The most common long-term effect of chronic radiation exposure is an increased risk of cancer. The amount of radiation that the average Canadian is exposed to from naturally occurring and artificial sources

Radon: Testing your home

Sep 3, 2019 ...Radon: Testing your home About radon Health effects Testing your home Reducing levels in your home There are two options for testing a house for radon: Purchase a do-it-yourself radon test kit Hire a radon measurement professional If you choose to purchase a do-it-yourself radon test kit, make sure you follow the instructions provided on how to set up

Previous nuclear incidents and accidents: COSMOS 954

Sep 3, 2019 ... Great Slave Lake into northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. The clean-up operation was a coordinated event between the United States and Canada. Dubbed "Operation Morning Light", the clean-up effort continued into October 1978 and resulted, according to the Atomic Energy Control Board (now the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission), in the estimated recovery of about

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